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re: Hello Rodion, Thank for you response. My architecture is exactly as you have defined, one endpoint to reduce urls and save them into the system an...

Well, thanks for that detailed answer :)

I think the scalability question may still arose when supposed "in-memory db" won't be enough. But hopefully by this time you will have further ideas :)

put each services in a separated docker image

I think it is not necessarily, as you are going for AWS. Much depends on which AWS service you are going to use. I think there is no sense in using anything you can put docker into. AWS has something (sorry, forget the name) which works as a service for you, so you just deploy the code and it is scaled almost to infinity.

I just prefer google services instead, here we have famous AppEngine with the same property. You don't need to care of hardware. It allows free tier for infinite time.

Other free alternative (supporting Python and Flask) by the way is PythonAnywhere - though perhaps it is not that interesting in terms of scalability (it itself lives on AWS I suspect).

Yeah you certainly refer to AWS ElasticBeanStalk, in fact it is like AppEgine. I even use it now.

But the thing is actually i wanted to put the frontend app in the same folder than the backend app and put maybe everything in a Docker. Or divide it in two service each in separated docker images.

I didn't think of deploying on ELB because it seemed to be too huge for a such small app.... but it seem like no that huge.

i wanted to put the frontend app in the same folder than the backend app and put maybe everything in a Docker

Honestly, that is (IMHO) the thing which we'd prefer to avoid. All frontend stuff should live at least on some static serving proxy (like nginx) or better some CDN (or something alike, like github pages).

In your application the traffic for logic (sending urls and short handles between backend and frontend) is going to be much smaller than size of all JS/CSS/PNG etc, right?

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